Maple Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Give A Moose A Muffin

Blueberry muffins are my favorite, but nothing feels more like home than ones sweetened with maple syrup. These muffins are a favorite of bears-stuffed bears, to be exact, for when you and the kids have a teddy bear picnic in the back yard. Whip up a batch with the kids, pull out "If You Give a Moose a Muffin," and enjoy a lazy afternoon in the backyard.


2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup fresh blueberries

Streusel topping:

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp slivered almonds
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp cinnamon

  In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, almonds, butter and cinnamon. Set aside.


To make the muffins:

  Pre-heat oven to 375 F.

  In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, maple syrup, milk, and butter. Pour over the flour mixture and stir just until moistened-fold in blueberries.

  Spoon into paper lined cups until 2/3 full and sprinkle with streusel topping. Bake for 20-25 min. Let cool in pan for 3 minutes before removing from pan to rack to cool.

Makes 12

She may go by the name Scatteredmom online, but Karen really is anything but scattered when it comes to the kitchen.  Churning out tasty treats within view of the Georgia Strait on Canada's west coast, Karen will hand you an organized weekly meal plan or teach you how to make meals from scratch.  As Mom to a teenage boy, she knows exactly what it takes to keep kids full and happy-which has really come in handy with her job as the Food Editor at Yummy Mummy Club.

A strong supporter of Food Revolution who has been endorsed by Jamie Oliver himself, by day Karen can be found working as a special education teaching assistant, running a kitchen and showing teenagers how to cook nutritious meals for themselves.  By night, when she's not chatting on Twitter and answering cooking questions,  she writes her popular blog Notes From the Cookie Jar, or posting mouthwatering recipes over at Chasing Tomatoes.  Not afraid to give her opinion and passionate about community, Karen spoke at Blissdom Canada 2010 and her writing has been published in Canadian Living magazine, as well as in various online publications. 

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